CITY, S.D. (March 25, 2014) – Uncover great animals of the past at the sixth
annual Dinosaur Extravaganza at the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology Museum of Geology from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
popular event sponsored by the Museum of Geology and the university’s Paleontology
Club features hands-on activities about dinosaurs and their environment.
through time and unravel some of the mysteries of South Dakota’s past with the “Dinosaurs:
When and Where” exhibit; absorb the many facts and fictions about dinosaurs and
how our understanding of them has changed over the years with the “History of Paleontology”
booth; and learn basic field techniques in the dig box as you slowly brush away
sand and dirt.
features include painting fossil casts, creating your own dinosaur scene and
searching for dinosaur “ducks” for prizes.
Extravaganza is free and open to families with children up to age 12. The Museum
of Geology is located on the third floor of the O’Harra Building on the School
of Mines campus, 501 E. Saint Joseph St. For additional information about the
museum, log on to Museum of Geology
or call (605) 394-2467.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines
& Technology is a science and engineering research university located in
Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The
university enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.